Stranger Things co-creators the Duffer Brothers have announced that Season 4 will add four new recurring cast members: (Anne with an E), (Queen Sugar), (Queen of the South), and (The Village). The news was broadcast during Netflix’s Geeked Week event, a virtual fan-facing event revealing first looks at upcoming content.
McNulty will play Vickie, “a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.” Truitt will play Patrick, “a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life, until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.” Ting Chen will play Ms. Kelly, “a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students–especially those struggling the most.” Finally, Van Dien will play Chrissy, “Hawkins’ High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.”
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 9, 2021
The highly anticipated next season of the Netflix series is currently in production in Atlanta, and is . As has been widely reported previously, while Season 4 was delayed considerably due to COVID-19, many in the cast and creative team have reported that the extra time has made the writing stronger. Director Shawn Levy confirmed that “the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever.”